Lowcountry Cuisine Summer/Fall 2019

LC 8 www.LowcountryCuisineMag.com | www.MountPleasantRestaurant.com | www.CharlestonRecipes.com lowcountry cuisine you can put fresh eyes on it. We weren’t burdened by inherited equipment or processes that we were familiar with. What we did have was a competitive advantage to design a solution that was right for the time and for the region.” Through research, trial and error — and with insight from other oyster farmers in the area — the Croxton cousins refined their growing, sorting, breeding and density processes and, ultimately, became one of the first commercially successful aquaculture businesses in the Chesapeake area. The rest is history, as they say. The cousins have been honored with the Food &Wine Tastemaker Award and were listed on Southern Living’s 50 People Who Are Changing the South. They resurrected a species of oyster in under a decade and helped Virginia become a leader in oyster production. Eventually, their success in oyster retail led them to starting their own brand of restaurants, each one carefully tailored to celebrate the sustainable and local seafood that is done “right” in their respective regions. Which brings us back to Charleston. “Chef Kelly’s menu is top of the line. We started with oysters, but it’s so much more than that — like the snowy grouper that he got off the dock from a local fisherman, or Geechee Boy grits,” Travis explained. “Everything on the menu has a story and a place and a season. We actually limit the Rappahannock products in Charleston because there are other local options that are done well. This is some of the best food in the city for a reason.” Left to right: Owners Travis and Ryan Croxton. It feels good to be part of Publix, because we’re owners. Having a stake in your workplace means you will find a mission-first mindset here at Publix, with no room for ego. You’ll be rewarded for self-discipline, attention to detail, and the determination to get the job done right the first time. At Publix, we have a promote-from-within philosophy. In 2018, store managers earned an annual average of $124,000. Discover great teamwork, structure, and respect for your hard work and effort in a career with us. Apply online at apply.publix.jobs . Publix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Connect with us. WE’RE HIRING! @PublixJobs @PublixCareers Publix Super Markets Publix Careers